Vitamin B-Complex Injection is a sterile solution for intramuscular or slow intravenous injection comprised of vitamins which may be categorized as belonging to the vitamin B complex group. B-Vitamins are water soluble , which means your body does not store them. B-Complex Vitamins contain the following:
- B1 (thiamine): Thiamine plays an essential role in metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy.
- B2 (riboflavin): Riboflavin helps convert food into energy and also acts as an antioxidant.
- B3 (niacin): Niacin plays a role in cellular signaling, metabolism and DNA production and repair.
- B5 (pantothenic acid): Like other B vitamins, pantothenic acid helps your body obtain energy from food and is also involved in hormone and cholesterol production.
- B6 (pyridoxine): Pyridoxine is involved in amino acid metabolism, red blood cell production and the creation of neurotransmitters.
- B7 (biotin): Biotin is essential for carbohydrate and fat metabolism and regulates gene expression.
- B9 (folate): Folate is needed for cell growth, amino acid metabolism, the formation of red and white blood cells and proper cell division.
- B12 (cobalamin): Perhaps the most well-known of all the B vitamins, B12 is vital for neurological function, DNA production and red blood cell development.
In disorders requiring parenteral administration of vitamins, i.e. pre- and post-operative treatment, when requirements are increased as in fever, severe burns, increased metabolism, pregnancy, gastrointestinal disorders interfering with intake or absorption of vitamins, prolonged or wasting diseases, alcoholism and where other deficiencies exist.
Store this medication in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. Throw away any unused medicine after the beyond use date. Do not flush unused medications or pour down a sink or drain.